Can those who defend the #TrumpTape defend this? #CentralPark5. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/08/donald-trumps-doubling-down-on-the-central-park-five-reflects-a-bigger-problem/
"I can remember him doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned//. ]I]f you see somebody who’s not behaving like any other human you’ve known, that means something. They need an appointment with a psychiatrist." - David Letterman http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/arts/television/letterman-has-no-love-for-damaged-trump.html?_r=0 [Note: the original story came out before the Trump Tape was released]
Twitter, Trump holding Jeb's arm. FB, he's holding Cruz's arm. You guessed it: pussy jokes. Larry David & Tina Fey couldn't be more clever.
Comment on Rod Dreher's The Religious Right is Dead
If people can stomach Mr. Trump’s “private” conduct (which includes admitted sexual assault), what about his PUBLIC indifference to the facts and justice in the Central Park Five case? It’s less titillating, but even more distressing:
Birthday quotes: John Pilger
"If those who support aggressive war had seen a fraction of what I've seen, if they'd watched children fry to death from Napalm and bleed to death from a cluster bomb, they might not utter the claptrap they do."
"No one knew what the new brand actually stood for. So accomplished was the advertising (a record $75m was spent on television commercials alone) that many Americans actually believed Obama shared their opposition to Bush’s wars. In fact, he had repeatedly backed Bush’s warmongering and its congressional funding. Many Americans also believed he was the heir to Martin Luther King’s legacy of anti-colonialism. Yet if Obama had a theme at all, apart from the vacuous 'Change you can believe in,' it was the renewal of America as a dominant, avaricious bully."
"More terrorists are given training and sanctuary in the United States than anywhere on earth. They include mass murderers, torturers, former and future tyrants and assorted international criminals. This is virtually unknown to the American public, thanks to the freest media on earth."
"During my lifetime, America has been constantly waging war against much of humanity: impoverished people mostly, in stricken places."
- John Pilger (born 9 October 1939)
John Lennon should be 76 today